Thursday, May 27, 2010


I've been thinking about pursing photography from the moment I picked up my first camera. I've thought for YEARS about starting my own business and then A couple days ago I was with my sister and it came to me! I'm going to start a unique business, it'll be different and it will be a risk BUT I think it'll do well! Okay so my last post was about why I love photography, all summed up, it's because I like capturing REAL emotion. EXAMPLE of the new business idea: What if I went to a families house or on a hike with them and spent the whole day with there. It would be like any normal day and I would snap photos all day. It would be catching the family in their natural state and the photos would be my signature. I mean when you walk into a house do you see posed photos? YES! Do you see photos that show REAL emotion? Rarely. If I could bring life into portraits then my love for this art would be shared with the everyone that looked at these individuals photos. You all need to tell me what you think! E-mail me at

Monday, May 24, 2010

Why do I love photography?

I just got back from a trip to Hawaii with my family. There were 23 of us and it was absolutely insane BUT having 10 children under the age of 9 gave me a reminder on why I love photography so much. It's not about seeing who has better pictures or how good your camera is, it's about capturing the REAL emotion. True photography to me, is looking at a picture and being able to tell exactly how someone felt. It's about feeling the emotion while staring into a child's eyes that have been glazed because of recent tears, or a smile so big because laughter was taking place. Photography is about capturing a memories as best as you can. What better way that to take a million pictures and looking through them every once in a while? It'll bring the joy from a specific moment in time back for a few seconds, minutes, or even hours. Sometimes photos can bring tears of remembrance after a loved one has passed away, because it's the only thing you have that outlines their beautiful face. I hope these pictures give you a brief example of my love for photography. Remember to look beyond the picture itself, there is always something behind the scenes that often goes unnoticed.